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Curriculum Prompts Lawsuit

By Sean Cavanagh — January 04, 2005 1 min read

The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are suing a Pennsylvania district over a revised biology curriculum that calls for citing alternatives to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The federal lawsuit was filed Dec. 14 in Harrisburg on behalf of 11 parents in the 3,600-student Dover district who oppose the curriculum’s statement that students “will be made aware of gaps/problems in Darwin’s theory and of other theories of evolution including, but not limited to intelligent design.” (“Pa. School Officials, Science Groups Split Over New Biology Curriculum,” Dec. 1, 2004.)

A version of this article appeared in the January 05, 2005 edition of Education Week